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General Management : Treasury Employees Feel Safer with Greater Aw...

By: Teresa Mullett Ressell

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: We administered an online survey over a 3-week period from May 10 through May 31, 2002, to Department of the Treasury (Treasury) employees, except the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), working in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The objective of this survey was to collect information on employee perceptions of safety, physical security, evacuation procedures, and continuity of operation planning...

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United States Department of State Patterns of Global Terrorism, 2002

By: United States Department of State

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: FORWARD. The National Countererroism Center (NCTC) Originally compiled this chronology of significant international terrorist incidents in support of the Department of State's publication patterns of Global Terrorism, which was formerly used to fulfill the Department's reporting responsibilities under Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656f(d).

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American Terrorism Study : Patterns of Behavior, Investigation and...

By: Brent L. Smith

Legal Reference Publication

Excerpt: PATTERNS OF BEHAVIORAL INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF AMERICAN TERRORISTS. Although terrorism overseas has dominated news in Europe since the late 1960s, Americans remained somewhat insulated from the phenomenon until the 1990s. Consequently, little empirical focus had been placed on American terrorism as we approached the new millennium. Bombings at the World Trade Center in New York, the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and at the Olympics in Atlanta force...

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All Necessary Means : Employing Cia Operatives in a War Fighting R...

By: Colonel Kathryn Stone

Excerpt: In response to the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001, the President -- as both Commander-in-Chief and as authorized by Congress in Joint Resolution 23 -- ordered our armed forces into combat in order to disrupt and defeat the global terror network. The President concomitantly signed a Presidential Finding directing the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to use all necessary means to destroy Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. As a consequence ...

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Military Transformation: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

By: Judy G. Chizek

Excerpt: The Defense Department (DOD) indicates it has embarked on a huge effort, labeled “transformation,” to dramatically shift from a force prepared to fight the Soviet Union to a force suitable for 21st century adversaries, including entities who conduct or are otherwise associated with terrorism. A key component of this transformation is DOD’s Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability. If ISR does not meet the needs of the 21st century force, m...

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web U. S. Foreign...

By: Jeremy M. Sharp

Summary: This report is an overview of U.S. foreign assistance to the Middle East from FY2002 to FY2005, and of the FY2006 budget request. It includes a brief history of aid to the region, a review of foreign aid levels, a description of selected country programs, and an analysis of current foreign aid issues. It will be updated periodically to reflect recent developments. For foreign aid terminology and acronyms, please see the glossary appended to this report.

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The Global War on Terrorism

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The President fired the first shot in the war on terrorism with the stroke of his pen to seize terrorist financial assets and disrupt their fundraising pipelines. The world financial community is moving to starve the terrorists of their financial support. 196 countries support the financial war on terror; 142 countries have acted to freeze terrorist assets; in the U.S. alone, the assets of 153 known terrorists, terrorist organizations, and terrorist financial ce...

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Possible Impacts of Major Counter Terrorism Security Actions on Re...

By: Genevieve J. Knezo

Introduction: Science and technology (S&T) are a double-edged sword in the fight against terrorism – whether at home or abroad. S&T can help prevent and attenuate attacks (communications, surveillance and prevention technologies, public health vaccines, and pharmaceuticals), and defend against enemies (by strengthening the arsenal of weapons). But S&T can benefit the terrorist by providing advanced technologies or weapons – nuclear, chemical, biological, and cyber – and ...

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Cisco's Mobile Ipv4 Host Configuration Extensions

By: K. Leung

Technical Reference Publication

Abstract: An IP device requires basic host configuration to be able to communicate. For example, it will typically require an IP address and the address of a DNS server. This information is configured statically or obtained dynamically using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or Point-to-Point Protocol/IP Control Protocol (PPP/IPCP). However, both DHCP and PPP/IPCP provide host configuration based on the access network. In Mobile IPv4, the registration process bo...

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Agroterrorism : Threats and Preparedness

By: Jim Monke

Excerpt: Overview of the Threat The potential of terrorist attacks against agricultural targets (agroterrorism) is increasingly recognized as a national security threat, especially after the events of September 11, 2001. In this context, agroterrorism is defined as the deliberate introduction of an animal or plant disease with the goal of generating fear, causing economic losses, and/or undermining stability.

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Insurers Appear Prepared to Recover Critical Operations Following ...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Adequate business continuity capabilities are necessary to prevent terrorist attacks or natural disasters from severely disrupting the operations of large insurers and leaving the companies unable to provide important services to policyholders when needed. And while a disruption to a large insurer could potentially affect millions of policyholders, any effects would likely not spread throughout the insurance sector because of limited interdependencies among insu...

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U.S. Policy on Counterterrorism

By: Department of National Security

It i s the policy of the United states 110 deter, defeat and respond vigorously to all terrorist attacks on our territory and against our citizens, or facilities, whether they occur domestically, in international waters or airspace or on foreign territory. The United States regards all such terrorism as 2 potential threat to national security as well as a criminal act C and will apply all appropriates means to combat. In doing so, the U.S. shall pursue vigorously efforts...

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Combating Terrorism Selected Challenges and Related Recommendations

By: Department of National Security

With the coordinated terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001, the threat of terrorism rose to the top of the country?s national security and law enforcement agendas. Even before these catastrophic events, terrorism was a growing national security and law enforcement concern. Current federal efforts to combat terrorism are inherently difficult to lead and manage because the policies, str...

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The Internal Revenue Service Has Made Substantial Progress in Its ...

By: Gordon C. Milbourn III

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This report presents the results of our review of the Internal Revenue Service?s (IRS) Business Continuity Program. The overall objective of this audit was to review the IRS? policies and strategies for business continuity and to determine the status of the IRS? efforts in developing, implementing, testing, and maintaining its Business Continuity Program.

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Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

By: Jeffrey S. Bragg

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Terrorism Risk Insurance Program The Future. -- Recruit/Hire TRIP Staff -- Establish/Implement Claims Procedures -- Establish Audit /Enforcement Procedures -- Policy Surcharge Recoupment Procedures -- Final Rules -- Establish ?Virtual? Company...

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Terrorism : Near Eastern Groups and State Sponsors, 2001

By: Department of National Security

This report is an annual analysis of Near Eastern terrorist groups and countries on the U.S.?terrorism list, ? a list of countries that the Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of State have determined provide repeated support for international terrorism.2 Five out of the seven states currently on the terrorism list are located in the Near East region ? Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Sudan. (The other two are Cuba and North Korea, which will not be covered in this report)....

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The Role of Sof in National Defense

By: Department of National Security

Special operations have been a part of our military history since the colonial era. In every conflict since the Revolutionary War, the United States has employed special operations tactics and strategies to exploit an enemy?s vulnerabilities. These operations have always been carried out by specially trained people with a remarkable inventory of skills.

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Information Technology : Treasury's Cyber-Based Critical Infrastru...

By: Drew Ladner

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The overall objective of this audit was to determine whether Treasury adequately implemented its cyber-based CIP plan under PDD 63. Fieldwork was conducted at DO, the Financial Management Service (FMS), and the United States Customs Service (USCS). In addition, a questionnaire was used to solicit information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and the United States Secret Service (USSS). A more detailed description of our objective, scope, an...

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Potential Terrorist Attacks Additional Actions Needed to Better Pr...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: The September 11 attacks severely disrupted U.S. financial markets, resulting in the longest closure of the stock markets since the 1930s and severe settlement difficulties in the government securities market. While exchange and clearing organization facilities were largely undamaged, critical broker?dealers and bank participants had facilities and telecommunications connections damaged or destroyed. These firms and infrastructure providers made heroic and somet...

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Improvements Needed in Treasury's Security Management Program

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: The Department of the Treasury and its key bureaus have not consistently implemented information security controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their information systems and data. Several bureaus have reported effective controls over their systems. However, longstanding information security weaknesses in access and software change controls, segregation of duties, and service continuity have been consistently identified at certai...

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